A Message to Student Athletes—Especially Seniors, By Guest Blogger, Margaux Farrell

Obviously, amid coronavirus concerns there are things far more important than sports… however, my heart still breaks for all of the athletes, especially seniors, whose seasons have now ended.

My senior year happened to be an Olympic year. My whole life had been working up to that point. I can’t imagine how I would have felt if the opportunity to compete and try to qualify for the Olympics would have been ripped away from me.

Yes, it’s just sports, and yes, life goes on, but for those who put in the work, the sacrifices, the years… it is their life, their everything.

One thing is for sure though, athletes are tough, they are resilient, and they never stop fighting. Keep that attitude throughout this pandemic, and most of all keep yourself healthy and safe so your next chapter can be even more rewarding.

Margaux Farrell, Olympic Medalist, Swimming, Fox 61 News Morning News Anchor.


Margaux joined the FOX61 News team in April of 2017, and anchors the FOX61 Morning News weekdays from 4am to 7am. Margaux grew up in Woodbridge, and graduated from Amity High School. She then attended Indiana University for her undergraduate degree in journalism. While at IU she maintained a 3.8 GPA, and was a 2-year captain of the varsity swim team. She was an All-American, and internationally ranked swimmer.

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